Helping artists during COVID-19
Hello friends of Pirate!
It’s no secret that we’re living in strange times and the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken virtually all of our artists off of the road. Most of these artists rely on touring as their main source of income so seeing that be taken away from them so suddenly is crushing.
We are going to use this space to compile resources that are helping artists / service industry workers (all our favorite venues are closed / empty for the most part right now too) / etc that are adversely affected by this pandemic. If you know of resources / fundraisers / etc we should include please let us know and we’ll keep on updating this.
Here are just some of the current Pirate! artists that were on the road and had to head home, in some cases at great expense, and stay off the road until further notice. Please buy their merch, stream and/or download their music, play their music on your stations and tell your listeners to help out too! Many of these artists will not afford to return to the road or the studio if they cannot recoup some of their tour income.
Many of the below links are direct to Bandcamp stores, Bandcamp is again waving their fee on June 5th 2020 again so be sure to support your favorite bands on Bandcamp that day! In addition many labels and artists are turning their profits over to Black Lives Matters organizations! Bandcamp will also send their share of any purchases on June 19th directly to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Rough Trade Publishing and Bank Robber Music have released this great comp which features several Pirate! artists and more HERE!
And of course many of our regular labels had dozens of bands on the road, you can check out full rosters and help out ALL of the bands here:
Additionally, here are other resources we’ve found that are helping those in need:
This is a living document for sure so please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with anything else you think we should include and we’ll do our best to keep this up to date!